| Originally Posted by Smidge |
The Fairmont Mayakoba is not inexpensive, but it was a good values for the quality of the service, food, and the resort itself. Don't be put off by room rates you may see online. Contact their event planners and see what you get. Your block rate for your guests will be reduced.
Our guests were very happy with our selection. The food was fantastic, and you don't always get that with an AI. Keep in mind, however, that with an AI, your guests usually pay for their reception meal in their room rate. At a resort that is not all inclusive, you will host the dinner.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:41 AM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:00 AM
Happy Planning! You will find great information here! Congratulations!!
Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:17 PM
great choice! if you need me, ask me. i will have my wedding on the 25 th october and have been through a lot but it is easy now!
Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:58 PM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:33 AM
| Originally Posted by babestaaa |
Congrads, I got proposed to 8 days after you I've been searching like mad and I have the same concerns as you. We're right now thinking Riviera Maya (we enjoy mexico) but didn't want it in the cancun area, where it is a bit more crowded. Mexico seemed more carefree and affordable than Europe were we originally were considering, even then still might be an option. For now..it's a favorable choice to go with the Now Sapphire. I really enjoy it how its on the private beach then reception following on the deck. Plus most of my family is traveling from Portugal and the language barrier won't be too crazy. Italy is still in the back of my mind, so who knows?! Gluck!
Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:36 PM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:08 PM
Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:26 PM
| Originally Posted by amybermuda |
My recommendation is to make up a list of must haves. You should have 4-5 things you really want - like close to a major airport, cost, allows kids, has a chapel or private wedding setting, has an adult only sections, is AI, etc . Then find 2 good travel agents and have them give you recommendations on places to stay and price out 3, 4, and 7 nights at the hotels. I found the resort first, and while I LOVED the Azul Beach, I wish I would have kept my eyes open to other places, especially if they would have been cheaper for my guests - or had gotten me better deals on my wedding package.
Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:31 AM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:53 AM
We've been to Dreams Tulum in the Riviera Maya. Unfortunately it was a bit too much for our guests, plus the per plate fees for food can really add up.
We've also been to Sunscape Casa Del Mar (which is now Dreams La Romana) in the DR. Way more affordable when it was a Sunscape, but AMResorts has done away with this brand (it was their cheapest line) and upgraded their resorts.
And we went to Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica recently.... AMAZING! And it just opened so it will only get better!
If you can swing Dreams, I'd say go for it, because I love the chain so much. However, we're doing Gran Bahia Principe in the Riviera Maya, because it would be more affordable for our guests and for us.
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